How does lightning work?

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How does lightning work?

In: Physics

It is a build up of static electricity in a cloud and is released in the form of a lightning strike https://youtu.be/NQiqXdEHL_Q

Ya know how you shuffle your socks across the carpet and then touch the tip of sister’s nose and ZAP? Well the clouds are your socks and the ground is the carpet.

The earth is continually leaking electrons. They pile up in the sky until there are too many of them. Then, they return to earth in a rush.

HTH